On his day, Gabriel Jesus is one of the best strikers in world football. The Brazil forward has enjoyed a prolific start to his Manchester City career. Scoring 20 goals and assisting seven in his 39 Premier League appearances. In addition, Jesus has been on the losing side just once; he is the perfect fit for Pep Guardiola’s system and attacking style of play. We know Pep has opted for Jesus in favour of Sergio Aguero in recent times and that trend should continue in 2018/19.
Expecting Jesus to step up and score 30 Premier League goals next season would be unwise – but the potential is there and that makes for an exciting campaign. At just 21 years old, he is still developing and City fans will hope that he can mature into the dominant striker in the business.
Six years to the day Agüero scored the last-minute goal to win Man City’s first Premier League title, Gabriel Jesus scores a last-minute goal to make Man City the first team to win 100 points in an English top-flight season. pic.twitter.com/GNgcuftJtu
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Alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, Jesus can continue to grow and City’s front three will take some stopping. With the Premier League title secure, Pep’s men will go hunting a maiden Champions League crown.
Supporters have a unique affinity for Aguero, though, and most fans will be sad to see the Argentina man lose his status as City’s main man. From his first hat-trick in a City shirt to THAT goal against Queens Park Rangers, Aguero has developed a reputation as one of the most lethal frontmen on the planet in recent times.
Gabriel Jesus record
His record of 143 goals in 206 top flight appearances is exceptional – only 11 players have scored more in the Premier League era. Aguero has scored 20+ goals in five of his seven seasons in England’s top flight; he missed a substantial spell through injury in one of those campaigns. As of May 16th, Brazil are valued at 5/1 with William Hill to win the Jules Rimet Trophy this summer and plenty of punters will be backing Tite’s men for a sixth World Cup crown.
Jesus looks set to play a pivotal role for the national side in Russia and he is one of the dark horses for Golden Boot glory. With Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in the squad, Jesus should see plenty of chances fall his way and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the City man sparkle this summer. A positive World Cup will only enhance his standing at club level too.
Manchester City will be targeting more success next season, so fans will be expecting big things from Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian looks destined to enjoy a very successful career at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola has already made him a top priority. If Jesus hits the ground running early on next season, as a result he could challenge Salah and Kane for the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.
City will be targeting more success next season, therefore supporters will be expecting big things from Gabriel Jesus. For now, though, individual glory is not Jesus’ primary objective. However winning trophies and helping City to maintain their status as England’s dominant force is the main aim.